Man-made chemicals are found everywhere in our modern world. Shampoo, lotion, household cleaning products, and dust all contain or carry toxic chemicals. Alarmingly, some pregnant women and newborn babies have been tested and shown to have over 200 different chemicals in their blood!
While individually, chemicals can be relatively harmless, such a high buildup of toxic chemicals is certainly cause for concern. Fortunately, parents, and society at large, are becoming more aware of what, exactly, we are consuming every day.
Mattresses are required by law to pass various flame retardant standards. While making mattresses inflammable is a good thing, companies add fire-retardant chemicals to their mattresses to pass these strict safety standards. These chemicals can possibly include polybrominated diphenyl, boric acid, antimony, and formaldehyde. High levels of these chemicals are associated with brain damage, respiratory problems, and cancer respectively.
Scientists have shown that the flame-retardant chemicals in mattresses leach through in small amounts, even if the crib mattress is covered in vinyl.
Newborns can sleep up to 18 hours a day. Taking into consideration how much time a baby spends in their crib, an organic mattress is a good option for families concerned about harmful vapors leaking from mattresses. Of course, not all of this sleep time will be in their crib, but, even so, babies and toddlers spend a significant amount of time in their sleep space. Purchasing an organic crib mattress is one easy way to help keep baby from absorbing unnecessary toxins.
Organic mattresses vary in style and materials. They are still subject to strict fire retardant standards but these companies pass this requirement without the use of any chemical flame barrier. At the very least there is usually a organic layer of cotton or other material on the surface of organic mattresses providing a layer of protection. Because of their care in organic manufacturing, organic mattresses across the board have high quality. You need look no further for an organic crib mattress than in Sacramento.
When it comes to health, nothing is too good for your baby. If you are interested in purchasing an organic crib mattress in Sacramento, be sure to hit a specialty store like The Healthy Bed Store. These specialty stores often have numerous products to choose from, helping you find the perfect mattress for the latest addition to your family.
(Crib mattress buying guide, consumerreports.org)
(Toxic chemicals finding their way into the womb, edition.cnn.com)